A patient has been prescribed sitagliptin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Which of the following is an added benefit to the use of this medication?

Less weight gain than similar drugs

Explanation

•Sitagliptin (Januvia) is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor. It increases insulin secretion and contributes to less weight gain than other oral antihyperglycemics.

•Incorrect: Sitagliptin does not lower blood pressure or improve symptoms of GERD or BPH.

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